La Viuda Blanca
If that post-dinner amble to find a place to dance is one of your least favourite parts of the evening, then this place to eat in Madrid, La Viuda Blanca, may well be your dream ticket. Located in a quiet street off Ópera, La Viuda Blanca finds its home in a courtyard with an impressive and dramatic glass roof. The décor is all white minimalism, with just the odd palm tree or ivy creeper distracting from the sleek lines, while the funky wait staff are kitted out in the seemingly ubiquitous all-black uniforms.
The food is excellent, drawing its inspiration from a classical Mediterranean starting point, but giving it a fresh twist. The menu comes already translated making ordering a breeze, and ensuring you’ll fit right in with the mix of well informed tourists and thirty-something regulars. A cheap lunchtime menu is an added bonus, as is a kid’s menu if you should have little ones in tow. Once you’ve paid up, it’s time to wander across to La Viuda Negra, the lounge bar complete with live DJ that adjoins the restaurant.